How to combine two partitions into one

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    How to combine two partitions into one

    I was wondering how you would combine two partitions into one. I don't like having a partition on my hard drive. Do you need special software to do it?

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    There is very basic disk management options under Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Management->Disk Management.

    If you delete one partition, it may be able to reclaim the unused space into your primary partition (I can't recall for sure). Normally I use Partition Magic, which is generally a very good piece of software. There are other partition managers out there however, some of them even freeware.
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    I'd make a GParted live-cd... comes in handy. Delete the partition you don't want and resize the one you do want. I'm not sure if you can 'merge' partitions.

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    Windows partitioning software can't be trusted. Use it and partitionmagic will complain about a thousand things next time you use it.
    I do not recommend Windows partitioning.
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    Yes, deleting a partition can be done to combine, but what happenes if that partition has some data in it. It is, to me movd to a different partition and then delete it and then combine it back again?

    ssharish

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    Just get Partition Magic if you have any type of even remotely serious repartitioning to do. It can combine two partitions and many other useful things.
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    If you got Windows Vista you can do it with the inbuilt disk management utility.

    Start->Computer->Right Click->Manage
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    Follow lightatdawn's advice instead. Vista is also very crappy at handling partitions. It will also screw up your disks.
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    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Follow lightatdawn's advice instead. Vista is also very crappy at handling partitions. It will also screw up your disks.
    I've used it several times with no problems.
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    Try using PartitionMagic or some other software afterwards. It screws it all up horribly. It may work, but that doesn't mean it's right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Ah well, I haven't used anything afterwards. It's probably that Vista writes something into the disk when it partitions it, probably a few KB and Partition Magic probably doesn't know how to deal with that.
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